Perhaps even more importantly, it’s also worth emphasizing that the Electoral College was central to our constitutional founding; it was the brilliant political compromise that enabled the forming of a robust union in the first place. You see, back in 1787, the small states, such as Delaware and Vermont, insisted on the College as the price for ratifying the Constitution and joining the union. To put that another way, if it were not for the Electoral College, there might never have been a United States. (As an aside, today, both Delaware and Vermont are strongly Democrat.)
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The Dead Old White Guys knew the danger of democracy and “mob rule”.
Yes, the system is designed to quell the passions of the mob and the USA needs that now, more than ever.
I’d suggest that the small States need to push the repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment to restore the Founder’s vision of the American Republic.
As well as to oppose “direct democracy” where the “big States” will dominate.
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